Jessica + Andrew | Lavender Manor Wedding | Spokane, WA


Oh boy you guys… this wedding… Jessica and Andrew are some of my closest friends and they got married last weekend at the Lavender Manor in Spokane, WA. Ok, I’m going to try not to cry with this one. Their wedding was so emotional for me because I have known Jessica for almost 20 years. We grew up together and so being their wedding photographer was so special to me and just knowing and being there through their whole love story was just incredible to watch.

Jessica and Andrews wedding was so filled with emotion, love, and special moments. These two love each other so much that you can always feel the electricity around them. They love spend time together laughing, hanging out with friends, and just caring for others. Their hearts are so big for each other, for God, and their friends and family, that it was clearly shown throughout their whole day.

From their private love letter reading to each other (no first look but they held hands!), their rustic and elegant country barn decor, their personal custom decorations, and to the tears Andrew shed when he saw his bride for the first time— this wedding was incredible. There was a moment when Jessica was walking down the aisle with her dad and Andrew saw her, crying, someone whispered to Andrews mom, “that’s his bride”. It was such a beautiful moment and everything just felt like they fit so well together. I’m so beyond excited for these two as they enter married life and I hope they love each other more and more each day. These two have a very special place in my heart so… okay now I’m crying.

Cool story about Andrews wedding ring: Jessica found this silver ring one day randomly and started wearing it for a couple years. One day, when discussing what rings to get for Andrew, he tried it on randomly and it fit absolutely perfectly. What are the odds! For Christmas, Jessica surprised him with this ring and wanted him to wear it as his wedding ring. He wore it around his neck while they were engaged and now it’s his official wedding band. It was so beautiful and such a fate thing that this happened!

I’ve had the honor and privilege to watch their love grow over the years. I was the one hiding in the bushes while Andrew proposed on the side of the Spokane River one fall afternoon and now we got to celebrate their wedding day under the most beautiful weather. Seeing their love for each other grow was so beautiful and I can't wait to see what life has in store for them next. Love you guys so much!

If you missed their Engagement Session gallery, check it out here.

I hope you enjoy their gorgeous wedding day below. It’s a little longer than normal because I’m so in love with their wedding and Jessica and Andrew- so enjoy their wedding day!

If you were a guest at their wedding, please comment below with your favorite moments!


Photo: Works by Sarah Jane Photography

Venue: Lavender Manor

Wedding Gown: Believe Bride

Groom Attire: Mr. Tux

Bridesmaids Gowns: Lulus

Florals: Florian Events

Cake: Lilac City Bakery + Casual Friday Donuts

Caterer: Tacos El Sol

Hair & Makeup: Hair by Karli + Style by Jacqui

Music: Eric Puyear

Wedding Rings: Weisfield

Decor: Serendipity Home Goods

Videographer: Nathan Slabaugh